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First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Mario and Yoshi near Spranglers in the Yoshi Star Galaxy

Spranglers[1] are dark gray-striped spiders with a brown head that first appear in Super Mario Galaxy. They hang from ceilings and overhangs by a thread of webbing and appear mostly in the Ghostly Galaxy, Sea Slide Galaxy, and Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada. Spranglers swing back and forth on their threads like a pendulum in an attempt to damage the player. They can be defeated by jumping on them or with two Spins. They release a Coin or three Star Bits, depending on how they are defeated.

They reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, only found in Yoshi Star Galaxy, Tall Trunk Galaxy and Flip-Out Galaxy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese String Spider[2]
String Spider

Fishing Spider
German Trippeltrap Scuttle bug


  1. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide.[page number needed]
  2. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (StringSpider)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 127 and 160.